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Synonyms for restriction
rɪˈstrɪk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. restriction, limitation(noun)

    a principle that limits the extent of something

    "I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements"

    confinement, limitation, limit

  2. limitation, restriction(noun)

    an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)

    confinement, limitation, limit

  3. restriction, confinement(noun)

    the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary)

    "the restriction of the infection to a focal area"

    labour, confinement, parturiency, limitation, childbed, travail, lying-in, labor

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. restriction

    A bar is something that is or may be firmly fixed, ordinarily with intent to prevent entrance or egress; as, the bars of a prison cell; the bars of a wood-lot. A barrier obstructs, but is not necessarily impassable. Barrier is used of objects more extensive than those to which bar is ordinarily applied. A mountain range may be a barrier to exploration; but a mass of sand across the entrance to a harbor is called a bar. Discovered falsehood is a bar to confidence. Barricade has become practically a technical name for an improvised street fortification, and, unless in some way modified, is usually so understood. A parapet is a low or breast-high wall, as about the edge of a roof, terrace, etc., especially, in military use, such a wall for the protection of troops; a rampart is the embankment surrounding a fort, on which the parapet is raised; the word rampart is often used as including the parapet. Bulwark is a general word for any defensive wall or rampart; its only technical use at present is in nautical language, where it signifies the raised side of a ship above the upper deck, topped by the rail. Compare BOUNDARY; IMPEDIMENT.

    bar, barricade, barrier, breastwork, bulwark, hindrance, obstacle, obstruction, parapet, prohibition, rampart, restraint

    admittance, entrance, opening, passage, road, thoroughfare, transit, way

    A barrier to progress, against invasion; a barrier between nations.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. restriction(n.)

    limitation, constraint, confinement, restraint

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. restriction(n)

    restraint, constraint, confinement, repression, circumscription, limitation

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  1. Emeasoba George:

    Ideal/true love is an unconditional love i.e. a love without any segregation/stigmatization/discrimination/intimidation/limitation/restriction.

  2. Ed OKeefe:

    Virginias governor todayresponded to critics after a move by Democrats to ease restriction on late-term abortionsignited an intense debate.

  3. Vivek Murthy:

    I think in these situations it is essential to let science and public health guide these decisions, what we know, from scientists and from public health experts is that a quarantine and a travel restriction at this stage does not make sense. It is not supported by evidence.

  4. Mustafa Alani:

    It's not a visa, but it's not a free walk-in either. There might be a geographical restriction.

  5. Jose Dapena:

    It can be seen as a capital control because if you cannot take capital out of the country, that would be a measure of restriction.

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